The Conference Board Committee on Corporate Political Spending is a committee of leading American corporations dedicated to accountability, transparency, education, and engagement on issues of political activity.

In November 2015, the Committee released an updated second edition of their report, Corporate Political Spending: Policies and Practices, Accountability, and Disclosure (Second Edition) (Complimentary registration required).

 

The Committee

Altria Group, Inc. Campbell Soup Company Exelon Corporation
General Electric
Merck

Microsoft Corporation
Pfizer Inc.
Prudential Financial, Inc.

The Coca Cola Company

Click on the committee member logo above to read more about their approach to corporate political spending governance.

The Committee:

  • Engages the business, media, government, and academic sectors and broader stakeholders in an ongoing dialogue about the role and responsibility of corporations in the political process

  • Deepens corporate understanding of the potential benefits and risks of political activity, whether direct or indirect

  • Has developed resources for the business community around corporate political spending, disclosure, and accountability

If you would like to contact the committee, please click here.

Updated: 12/03/2015


Committee Members

Wesley Bizzell
Assistant General Counsel and Director of Political Law and Ethics Programs
Altria Client Services Inc.

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Wesley Bizzell

Kelly D. Johnston
Vice President - Government Affairs
Campbell Soup Company

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Kelly D. Johnston

Bruce G. Wilson
Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Exelon Corporation

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Bruce G. Wilson

Lori Zyskowski
Partner
Gibson Dunn

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Lori Zyskowski

Dan Bross
Senior Director of Corporate Citizenship
Microsoft Corporation

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Dan Bross

Peggy Foran
Chief Governance Officer, Vice President and Corporate Secretary
Prudential Financial, Inc.

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Peggy Foran

Mark Preisinger
Director of Corporate Governance
The Coca-Cola Company

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Mark Preisinger

Advisory Committee

Bruce F. Freed
President and Founder
Center for Political Accountability

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Bruce F. Freed

Stefan C. Passantino
Partner
McKenna Long & Aldridge LLC

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Stefan C. Passantino

Karl J. Sandstrom
Of Counsel
Perkins Coie LLP

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Karl J. Sandstrom

Committee Staff

Judy McLevey
Assistant Director, Governance Center
The Conference Board
judy.mclevey@conferenceboard.org

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Judy McLevey
Download the Committee's Report

You can now download the Committee's latest Report, Corporate Political Spending: Policies and Practices, Accountability, and Disclosure (2nd Edition).

Complimentary registration required.

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Handbook on Corporate Political Activity
This handbook offers an overview of the legal rules and standard practices related to political activity, as well as a discussion of internal oversight of political spending.

Complimentary registration required.

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